* Confed Cup: Nasarawa in another slim home win
Nigeria champions Enyimba look set to progress to the next stage of CAF Champions League after they thrashed Burundi’s Vital’O 5-1 in a first round first leg match in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Stephen Chukwude gave Enyimba the lead in the 21st minute inside the six yard off Christian Pyagbara’s pass.
Nigeria league all-time record goals scorer Mfon Udoh doubled Enyimba lead in the 28th minute, when he curled in the ball from the edge of the 18-yard box to beat goalkeeper MacArthur Arakaza.
Stephen Chukwude made it 3-0 for Enyimba with a powerful shot from the edge of the box in the 38th minute.
Mfon Udoh completed a brace in the 56th minute, just two minutes after he was denied a goal by the opposing goalkeeper to make it 4-0.
Vital’O got a consolation goal in the 76th minute through Hussein Shaban, who capitalised on Emmanuel Anyanwu’s error.
The Nigeria champions were not done yet at Ugochukwu Leonard scored the fifth goal in the 85th minute.
In the 44th minute, Joseph Osadiaye’s effort at goal after a good run into the Burundian team’s box was punched away by the goalkeeper for a corner.
The second leg comes up in Bujumbura next weekend.
In the CAF Confederation Cup, Nasarawa United is again walking a tight rope after the ‘Solid Miners’ could only manage a 1-0 home win over CS Constantine of Algeria in a first round, first leg match in Abuja yesterday.
Philip Azango left it late till the 86th minute to grab the match winner for Nasarawa United.
Tactically disciplined Constantine played with a man short as from the 55th minute, when Hamza Boulemdias was sent off.
Nasarawa also had to overcome a narrow 2-1 win over Generation Foot of Senegal in the preliminary round to reach this stage of the competition.
The return leg match will be played in Algeria on Friday.